10 Curly Hair Ponytails to Change Up Your Look

Brittany Irvine
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10 Curly Hair Ponytails to Change Up Your Look
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Let’s be real, ponytails are pretty much a way of life for 99.9 percent of the population. We’ll be rocking a pony forever, but sometimes it’s great to switch it up and try something new and fresh—and that’s why we’re loving throwing our hair up into curly ponytail right now.

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From twists to braids and everything in between, there are a million ways to put your own spin on the curly ponytail, and why we’ve assembled some inspiration.

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Originally published August 2013. Updated March 2017.

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How can you go wrong with a big waves and some serious pastel color?

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Leaving pieces to frame the face and putting some volume in the crown is perfect for a soft curl at the bottom of this ponytail.

Photo: Instagram/@sianhill_hq

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If you're in need of a remedy for unruly bangs but want some curl in your ponytail too, braid it!  Wrap the braid around your elastic and your ready to go.

Photo: Twist Me Pretty

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An unexpected detail makes a curly ponytail the best it can be.

Photo: Instagram/@mitsunorisaigusa

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A pretty clip adds an elegant touch for a fancy night out.

Photo: Instagram/@li_muah

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Combine volume, a twist and a braid all together for a statement making, curly ponytail.

Photo: Instagram/@socialhairsalon

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If you're not into that much volume, no worries.  A low pony with a sleek front can have just as much drama.

Photo: Instagram/@tamrynmoffatt

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Voluminous, classic curls in long hair are perfect for a subdued ponytail.

Photo: Hairpedia Club

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Great for a formal event, gorgeous wave-like styled hair twisted over the elastic is stunning.

Photo: Instagram/@h.a.i.r.styles

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Keep it high! A sky high pony is a fun day-to-day look.

Photo: Instagram/@hairstylistzee

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